Dan the only problem in setting up a template per your upload is the infinite lines, if turned on will zoom out the part/assembly so far out it'll look like a small speck etc...
I think it depends on what you design, here all I do is furniture, so it's height, depth, length etc.. Attached is how I have mine setup which i really like, normally the first detail I get is overall sizes, so I just change the dimensions in the sketches and that is my outside design limits.
Keystone_Part_IN.prtdot.zip 56.9 KB
Thanks for the reply, John. Did you try using the template? I'm curious, because the behavior you describe, was a concern of mine. However, when I tried it, I had no problems with zoom-to-fit. The lines in my template are construction. I just tried changing them to solid, added some geometry, still had no issue with zoom-to-fit. It zoomed to my geometry only.
Now, I can confirm that if your Axis are visible, the zoom-to-fit WILL zoom way out to fit the axis into viewing area. My axis are not that long, I was told that size doesn't matter. The zooming doesn't seem to care about the lines though.
To all, if you try my template & experience a zoom-to-fit issue, please let me know. I'll work on it.
John, what SW version is your template, 2015? I'm on 2014 SP3.0 and can't open your template.